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Questions and Answers

Will my personal information be shared with anyone?

Be assured that our adoption staff will treat you with respect and sensitivity as they help you develop a plan of action that addresses your immediate and future needs. Any personal information that is shared with us is strictly confidential. Our agency will require that you complete and return information release forms before personal identifying information can be shared with adoption professionals not employed by our agency or with prospective adoptive parents or community resources.

What if I decide that adoption may be the right choice for me?

After exploring all options, if you decide that you may want to choose adoption for your unborn child, our professional staff will provide you with information about families who are approved to become adoptive parents. Families United Network works with many loving families who wish to adopt a child. These families undergo a strict and thorough approval process in order to be eligible to adopt. The process includes extensive background, financial, mental health, and other required assessments and documentation to ensure that the child will be placed with a stable loving family.

Available families also undergo a thorough self-exploration process to help determine what types of children would be a good match for their family. Many families are open to providing a forever family to a baby of any race or who may have special needs. This process is completed to ensure that the baby is provided with a family that is the best possible match to meet his or her specific needs.

What if I change my mind?

Our social workers are available throughout the pregnancy to assist you in making sure that you are making the right choice for yourself and your baby. You will not sign any legal paperwork until after the birth of your baby. You make the decision to give your baby up for adoption or not, and can decide which family will adopt the baby, if you choose.

Is there other support available to me?

Many women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy may not have the financial or medical resources to ensure that they and their baby receive the care that they need. We can help connect you to resources.

What contact can I have with the family and my baby?

The type of contact that you have with a prospective adoptive family before birth depends on what you and the adoptive family find comfortable. Our agency encourages birth mothers and families to talk, if that is what both parties want. This provides the birth mother with a sense of security and allows the adoptive parents to learn more about the baby’s family history, if both parties are in agreement.

There are two types of adoptions, open and closed. A “closed adoption” refers to an adoption placement where minimal or no confidential information is shared between parties prior to the birth of the child and none after the baby is placed with the family. “Open Adoption” is a broad term that can have many meanings to many different people. To some adoptive families, open adoption may mean sharing photos and letters. Another recognized form of open adoption simply refers to the sharing of letters and photos at important times (birthdays, holidays, etc). Whether the adoption is open or closed will be different with each case.

Contact Us

Phone Number: 800-722-0136
Email Address: adoption@families4kids.org

 
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